Actaea michaelseni   Odhner,  1925 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Width 19 mm; front 3.6 mm

Color: Light brown

Deep brown short fur intermingled with stiff, light yellowish, long bristles covers the whole surface quite densely, the bristles that are present on the appendages more dense and prominent. Crisp granules present on the lobules of carapace and appendages are of different sizes. Under-surface of carapace is finely granular and covered with short, brown fur. The lobules on the carapace are less distinctly demarcated by the hairy grooves on posterior third of the carapace. Anterior male pleopod is strongly curved and its apex is obtusely spooned, bit narrower from side; inner sub-apical region adorned with a cluster of 8-10 long setae and outer side of the same region along with the basal part of the process is armed with scattered spinules all over.

Synonym (s)
Actaea michaelseni Odhner, 1925

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Harbour INDIA (Record: 14/01/1926)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 14/01/1926)

Literature Source(s)
  • Deb, M (1989) Contribution to the study of Xanthidae: Actaeinae (Decapoda: Crustacea) of India Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional Paper No. 117 ZSI, Calcutta 59 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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